| Gene Norman|
| October 8, 1951
Los Angeles, CA|
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Modern Sounds is an album by trumpeter and bandleader Shorty Rogers featuring performances recorded in late 1951 and originally released as a 10-inch LP on the Capitol label. The tracks were also released in 1956 on a 12-inch LP split album under the same title with additional recordings by Gerry Mulligan.
Modern Sounds Wikipedia
The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook observed: "Rogers' outfit includes then future West Coast stars like alto saxophonist Art Pepper, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre, pianist Hampton Hawes, and drummer Shelley Manne, among others. Each soloist gets plenty of room to stretch out on a set including four Rogers originals".
All compositions by Shorty Rogers except where noted.
Shorty Rogers - trumpet, arranger
John Graas - French horn
Gene Englund - tuba
Art Pepper - alto saxophone
Jimmy Giuffre - tenor saxophone, arranger
Hampton Hawes - piano
Don Bagley - bass
Shelly Manne - drums
- "Popo" - 2:59
- "Over the Rainbow" (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) - 2:59
- "Four Mothers" (Jimmy Giuffre) - 2:46
- "Didi" - 2:24
- "Sam and the Lady" - 3:05
- "Apropos" - 2:36